Weekly Roundup #2

This past week was spent rounding out support for checkins.

Microformat Fixes


I was so focused on getting locations functioning and out the door that forgot to include microformatted data. I've now included it along with the map and added tests to ensure I don't break it in the future.

Checkins


Building locations helped me figure out the best pattern for adding 1-to-1 related data to an entry. A checkin is a location and a checkin record which is the name of the venue and a url for the venue. The one limitation  I built in surrounding checkins is that they must be created via a micropub request and can only be updated via the admin interface.

While it's possible to integrate with Foursquare's places api and allow people to "checkin" using Tanzawa, it's a much better experience to use Swarm app and backfeed it.

Syndications


Syndications is different from locations or checkins because rather than being a 1-to1 relationship, they're a 1-to-Many relationship. i.e. a single entry can have multiple syndication urls. 

Supporting multiple syndication urls from micropub is straight forward, I can just iterate over the urls and save. However, the admin  interface allows me to add, update, and delete records. In addition to the form itself, it also requires a (hidden) management form to manage the number of records and so forth. 

Thankfully I was able to work the pattern out so going forward, adding any other 1-toMany data for a post should be much quicker.